Dobbins Air Reserve Base

1291 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30067

Air Force

ABOUT

Dobbins Air Reserve Base is a United States air reserve base located in Marietta, Georgia. It is the largest multi-service reserve training base in the world.
The 94th Airlift Wing is the host unit at Dobbins ARB supporting all agencies and tenants at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. It is organized into a headquarters element, three groups, and a medical element containing 11 Squadrons and 4 Flights (1,800 personnel).

The mission of the 94th Airlift Wing is to provide highly trained Citizen Airmen who execute versatile and reliable C-130 operations. To accomplish this, the wing recruits, organizes and trains Air Force Reservists for active duty in time of war, national emergency or contingency tasking.

Dobbins ARB was built in 1943 and was originally called Marietta Army Airfield. In 1950, the named changed to Dobbins Air Force Base to honor Capt. Charles Dobbins, a pilot from Marietta. Captain Dobbins was killed during World War II when his C-47 aircraft was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea. In June 1992, the name was changed to Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

The 94th Airlift Wing is divided into three groups, a headquarters element, and a medical element involving twelve squadrons and one flight. The 94th Airlift Wing is there to give experienced Citizen Airmen who executes multifarious and trustworthy C-130 operations. For this to work, the wing trains and systemize Air Force Reservists for emergency or in time for wars. The wings aircrew utilize the C-130H aircraft to distribute cargo and recourses to locations ranging from dirt runways to international airports. Flight crews will also distribute paratroopers and equipment by airdrop during times in need.

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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Cobb County International Airport, which is located 12.1 miles away from base.

 

Directions from Cobb County International Airport:
Get on I-75 S from McCollum Pkwy NW and Chastain Rd
Follow I-75 S to GA-120/South Marietta Pkwy SE in Marietta
Take exit Exit 263 from I-75 S
Take Cobb Pkwy SE to Atlantic Ave SE

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public Kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.

A child who was a legal resident of one or more states for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public Kindergarten or first grade, or a private Kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the Kindergartner is five years old by December 31 or the first grader is six by that date.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.


Cobb County District Schools 

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


Georgia Department of Health 1-800-436-7442
Helps people live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

Georgia Department of Children and Families 1-800-436-7442
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Atlanta Humane Society 404-875-5331
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Georgia Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 404-656-6996

Chaplain (678) 655-2427

Civilian Personnel Office (678) 655-3891

Dental Headquarters (678) 655-3009

EFMP Family Support (678) 655-5004

ID/CAC Card Processing (678) 655-5529/4927

Information and Referral (678) 655-4797

Legal Services and JAG (678) 655-5247

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255

Housing

Housing is available to all active military duty and their family members on the base.

Brandl Cove
2.5 miles from base

Brandl Cove is a small-sized neighborhood with many different housing options available.

Smyrna
4.4 miles from base

Smyrna is a medium sized city with many outdoor activities to enjoy and different housing options available.

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Community

In Marietta, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 94°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Marietta for warm-weather activities are from early May to mid June and from late August to mid October.

Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Marietta, GA is 106, which is 14% higher than the Georgia average and 6% higher than that for the entire country.

Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Marietta, GA are 8% higher than the average for Georgia and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

Marietta is a city northwest of Atlanta, in Georgia. Near leafy Marietta Square, an 1845 former cotton warehouse houses the Marietta Museum of History. Exhibits there focus on local history. The Gone with the Wind Museum, nearby, celebrates the film and the Margaret Mitchell novel. Northwest, trails lace Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, site of an 1864 Civil War battle.

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